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Seminar at cust

The Seminar was organized by the Capital University of sciences and technology on 3rd June, 2022. topic was “Sensitivity and Inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities in Rights-based Development Process.”

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Meeting with motorway police

 Motorway We had a very insightful interaction today with Mr. Nabeel patrolling officer with his team of National Highways & Motorway Police who have been eager to talk about inclusion and rehabilitation of officers with Disabilities and their Family m

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Wheelchair distribution in muzaffargarh

Saaya Independent Living Center Distributed Wheelchairs among Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with HANDS Supported by Khushhali Micro Financ

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Session with teachers & parents about disability inclusion

A delegate from Association for Aid & Relief (AAR Japan) along with teachers from General Education, parents of Children with Disability, kP government

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Meeting with dig national highways & motorway police

Its been a pleasant morning discussing modern era needs for inclusive and accessible infrastructures, with Dr. Mazhar Ulhaq Kakakhel Deputy Inspector General (DIG) National Highways & Motorway police. We are now taking it to the institutional level and looking forward to a successful professional collaboration.

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Meeting with aar japan 24 june 2022

A very productive meeting with the delegation from Association for Aid and Relief Japan AAR Japan headed by Mr. Yuto Oyanagi (Program Coordinator AAR Japan) and accompanied by Mr. Akeeda (Disability Expert AAR Japan), Mr. Muzamil Islam Project Manager (AAR Japan) along with the team

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Internship program on coherent capacity development 20-24 june 22

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 20-24 June 2022 on ”Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively.

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Meeting with aar japan 24 june 2022

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Internship program on coherent capacity development 15-20 may 22

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 15-20 May 2022 on ”Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively

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Internship program on coherent capacity development 11-15 apr 22

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 11-15 April 2022 on ”Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively.

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A very productive meeting with the delegation from Association for Aid and Relief Japan AAR Japan headed by Mr. Yuto Oyanagi (Program Coordinator AAR Japan) and accompanied by Mr. Akeeda (Disability Expert AAR Japan), Mr. Muzamil Islam Project Manager (AAR Japan) along with the team


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Internship program on coherent capacity development 14-18 mar 22

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 14-18 March 2022 on ”Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively.

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Project of inclusive education by aar japan in haripur

“Sensitivity and Inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities and Role of OPDs in Rights-based Development Process" for teachers from General Education, parents of Children with Disability, kP government Officials and People from community under the Project of Inclusive Education by AAR Japan in Haripur.

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Wheelchairs distribution ceremony at shaikhupura

Saaya Association in Collaboration with HANDS Distributed Wheelchairs among Persons with Disabilities Supported by Khushhali Micro Finance Bank on International Human Rights Day December, 2021 at Fountain House Farooqabad, Shaikhupura

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Wheelchairs distribution ceremony at layyah

Saaya Association and HANDS Distributed Wheelchairs in Collaboration with Social Welfare Department Layyah among Persons with Disabilities Supported by AAA Associates on December 17, 2021 at Celebrations Hotel, Layyah. Mr. Ishfaq 

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Internship program on coherent capacity development

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living on (November 17, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan.

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Internship program on coherent capacity development

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 24-28 January 2022 on ”Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively.

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Celebrate international women day 2022

McDonald's, Saaya Association, HANDS and Pakistan Sports Council of Persons with Disabilities jointly organized an event for Women with & without disabilities along with the general public to Celebrate International Women Day 2022 with the Theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.

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Seminar at fjwu on international disability day

Saaya, HANDS, Sightsavers Jointly Organized a Seminar to Observe the International Day of Persons with Disability 2021 on December 15, 2021 in Collaboration with Behavioral Sciences Department of Fatima Jinnah Women University Under the umbrella of CBID Network..

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Internship program on coherent capacity development

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 21-25 February 2022 on ”Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively.

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Internship program on coherent capacity development

#Saaya Independent Living Center Organized 5 Days Monthly Internship Program Supported by #HANDS from 13-17 December 2021 on “Coherent Capacity Development for Students/Persons with Disabilities" exclusively.

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Wheelchairs distribution at celebrations hotel, layyah.

HANDS Distributed Wheelchairs in Collaboration with Social Welfare Department Layyah among Persons with Disabilities Supported by CBM on December 30, 2021 at Celebrations Hotel, Layyah. Dr. M. Sarwat Mirza Chief Health and Research Executive HANDS National coordinato Deputy Director Social Welfare graced the occasion.

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Wheelchairs distribution on international disability day

Pakistan Sports Council of Persons with #Saaya Association and #Milestone Jointly Organized a Wheelchairs distribution ceremony on the International Day Of Persons with Disability 2021 in Collaboration with Pakistan Boys Scouts Association. The main theme was 

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World polio day 2021

World Polio Day in Pakistan are celebrating a whole week from 24 - 30 October as Polio Awareness week. 

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Seminar at comsats university on international disability day

Saaya Association, HANDS Jointly Organized a Seminar to Observe the International Day Of Persons with Disability 2021 in Collaboration with Department of Humanities COMSATS University Under the umbrella of CBID Network. The main theme was "Leadership and Participation of Persons with Disabilities Towards an Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post COVID-19 world"

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Saaya association annual report islamabad july 2020- june 2021

Saaya Association has been contributing towards providing individuals with disabilities with the means to live a moderately independent life for the last many years.

Many have contributed towards helping Saaya achieve their goal, 

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Annual wheelchairs distribution ceremony 2021 (phase 3)

Saaya Association & HANDS Pakistan has distributed customized Wheelchairs in the 3rd phase among persons with disabilities today. The ceremony was held within the premises as per the Covid SOP's. We are very much grateful and obliged for the good acknowledgement and continuous support from the community and our well wishers.

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Saaya center for independent living conducted a monthly awareness session on an understanding of disability & the concept of independent living on (october 08, 2021) with the support of hands pakistan.

The main purpose of these sessions is to create awareness regarding disability among people with disabilities and also to bring these people out of isolation so that they become active members of society. Parents of children with disabilities and community members were also present in the session.

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Session on the rights and social inclusion of women with disabilities in the development process held on september 6, 2021 at saaya centre for independent living.

Session on the Rights and Social Inclusion of Women with disabilities in the development Process held on September 6, 2021 at Saaya Centre for Independent Living.

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Wheelchairs distribution in kotli sattian

This 14th Aug 2021 has been a real treat for us and our friends in the district of Kotli Sattian as Saaya Association & HANDS Pakistan presented wheelchairs as the Azaadi gifts to the men, women & children with disabilities of this beautiful hillside town.

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (August 24, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Sports festival 2021

Opening Ceremony, Final Matches & Closing Ceremony was held on 2-4 August,2021 at Sports complex Islamabad and Ayyub Sports Stadium Rawalpindi Organized by Pakistan Sports CouncilHANDSMilestoneDisabled Welfare Association and Saaya Association under the umbrella of Pakistan Sports Board & CBID- Network.

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Cooking class

Kitchen is an important aspect in our daily lives and especially when your queen of the house. Keeping this aspect in regards, Saaya organized an inclusive cooking class on 26 Aug 2021 especially for the queens who have been blessed 

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Accessibility audit of allama iqbal open university

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (July 27, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Session on the rights and social inclusion of women with disabilities in development process held on july 14, 2021 at saaya centre for independent living.


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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (July 27, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Accessibility audit of centaurus mall conducted by saaya team on july, 10, 2021.

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Annual wheelchairs distribution ceremony 2021 (phase 1)

Saaya Association has distributed customized wheelchairs in the first phase among persons with disabilities today. The ceremony was held within the premises as per the Covid SOP's. 2nd phase of the wheelchair distribution is anticipated to be held soon in the upcoming days.

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (June 30, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Internship program on coherent capacity development (18th batch)

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from 21-25 June 2021 on Coherent Capacity Development for Students with Disabilities with the support of HANDS Pakistan.

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (May 31, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Internship program on coherent capacity development (17th batch)

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from 24-28 May 2021 on Coherent Capacity Development for Students with Disabilities with the support of HANDS Pakistan.

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from 5-9 April 2021 on Coherent CapaSaaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (April 9, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Internship program on coherent capacity development (16th batch)

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from 5-9 April 2021 on Coherent Capacity Development for Students with Disabilities with the support of HANDS Pakistan

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (March 18, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Observance of international women’s day march 8, 2021

Observance of International Women’s Day March 8, 2021 “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” organized by Saaya Association and HANDS Supported & Hosted by McDonald's. 

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Internship program on coherent capacity development (15th batch)

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from 15-19 March 2021 on Coherent Capacity Development for Students with Disabilities with the support of HANDS Pakistan.

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Annual national award ceremony (hybrid) 2019-2020

Annual National Award Ceremony (Hybrid) 2019-2020 held today March 9, 2021, at HANDS Islamabad office. Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed CE, HANDS led the Ceremony and Awarded the best Performance Awards to HANDS Staff.

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted a Monthly Awareness Session on an understanding of Disability & the concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (February 17, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Internship program on coherent capacity development (14th batch)

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from (15-19 February 2021) on Coherent Capacity Development for Students with Disabilities with the support of HANDS Pakistan.

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Monthly awareness session on understanding of disability & il

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad on (January 27, 2021) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Internship program on coherent capacity development (13th batch)

Saaya Association has organized 5 Days Internship Program from (25-29 January 2021) on Coherent Capacity Development for Students with Disabilities with the support of HANDS Pakistan.

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Annual wheelchairs distribution ceremony

Saaya Association has a tradition of arranging wheelchairs among the people with disabilities that are being distributed yearly specifically in Ramadan.

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Observance of international women’s day

Saaya Association and HANDS Pakistan Observed International Women’s Day 2020 In Collaboration with Sightsavers and COMSATS University, Islamabad, Under the Umbrella of CBID Network.

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Seminar on “understanding of disability & development”

Saaya Association Organized Seminar on “Understanding of Disability and Development” in Collaboration with “TABA Youth Chapter, NUST” at School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), NUST University, Islamabad.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Seminar on “international day of persons with disabilities”

Seminar on ‘‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda” 

on December 3rd, 2019 at Pakistan Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (PIRS) Islamabad.

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Observance of international day of persons with disabilities

Observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 

Seminar on ‘‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda” at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Annual wheelchairs distribution ceremony

Saaya Association in collaboration with HANDS has Distributed Wheelchairs & gifts among the persons with disabilities under the umbrella of CBID Network,

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad (on August 23, 2019) with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability & concept of Independent Living at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Seminar on observance of international women’s day

Saaya Association & HANDS Pakistan has Organised Seminar on the Observance of International Women’s Day 2019, Theme ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’ Under the Umbrella of CBID Network Supported by COMSATS, Islamabad.

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Observance of international women’s day

STEP in collaboration with Saaya Association, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Ministry of Planning, SightSavers & CBM organized Observance of International Women’s Day, 2019 which was well attended by Parliamentarians and Representatives of Civil Society and Government Organizations.

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Observance of international women’s day

Saaya Association and HANDS Pakistan In Collaboration with National Forum of Women with Disabilities, Under the Umbrella of CBID Network, Supported by MacDonald, Islamabad has Organised an Event to Observe International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2019.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session (25th March, 2019) on understanding of Disability at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. 

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session (22nd February, 2019) on understanding of Disability at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Wheelchairs distribution ceremony

Saaya Association and HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network has Organised Wheelchair Distribution Ceremony on the observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2018.

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Seminar on “observance of international disability day”

Saaya association and hands Pakistan in collaboration with COMSATS university under the umbrella of CBID network organized a seminar on the observance of 3rd Dec International day of persons with disabilities at COMSATS university Islamabad.

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Seminar on “observance on international disability day”

Saaya Association & HANDS Pakistan in Collaboration with FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN university under the umbrella of CBID network organized a seminar on the observance of International day of persons with disabilities at FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN university Rawalpindi on 26th December, 2018. The seminar was held focusing on the vision ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Monthly Disability Awareness Session


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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Saaya Association(Organization of Disabled Persons) is registered and cross disability association, which supports people with disabilities (PWDs), enabling them to realize their full potential through new opportunities, personal choice, and community involvement.

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Monthly disability awareness session

Independent Living Training teaches everyday life skills and is often provided by people with disabilities. Independent Living training is useful for individuals with disabilities and community organizations to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities at all levels.

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Wheelchairs distribution in layyah.

Saaya Association has Distributed (2nd Phase) Wheelchairs among persons with disabilities. The Ceremony was held on Friday 20th July 2018 at District Layyah Government Official has Graced the occasion.

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Consultative session on elections.

Saaya Association has Arranged consultative session “town hall meeting”. voters mobilization for Elections 2018 and inclusion of different groups to mainstream them for civic engagement in Collaboration with SUNGI FOUNDATION.

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Annual wheelchairs distribution ceremony

According to World Disability Report issued by WHO and World Bank, one billion people or 15 percent of the world’s population, experience some form of disability.

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Ilp training

Four Weeks (16 April-17 May 2018) Disability Awareness & Independent living Training Program For New Women with Disabilities.

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Observance of international women’s day

Saaya Association and HANDS Pakistan Celebrated International Women’s Day Under the Umbrella of CBID Network, Pakistan on 8th March, 2018.

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International day of disability

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. 

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Disability awareness seminar in preston university islamabad

Saaya Association has observed International Day of Person with Disability in Collaboration with HANDS under the Umbrella of CBID Network this year on 3rd December 2017.

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Observance of international women’s day

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to Mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. 

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Integrating disability in humanitarian programing

Saaya Association conducted a Session for Program managers , Members of Women forum and volunteers of PRCS on understanding of Disabilities and to ensure the Inclusion of Person with disabilities at all levels .

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Disability awareness session & gift distribution in pehli kiran school system golra

Disability awareness and gift distribution activity by Saaya Association of Persons with Disabilities at Pehli Kiran School System Golra.

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International conference on independent living “importance of assistive technologies”

Saaya Association and Milestone organized an Internal Conference Titled International Conference on Independent Living “Importance of Assistive Technologies for Independent Living” in collaboration with Directorate General of Special Education and under the Umbrella of CBID NETWORK, 

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Training on independent living at kilc karachi

2 Days IL Training (6th & 7th January 2017) Organised by Disabled Welfare Association (DWA) Karachi & Conducted by Saaya Association of Person with Disabilities.

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International day of disabilities “atv morning show”

Saaya Association Team Celebrated ” 3rd Dec 2016 World Disability Day ” in ” Mehakti Subha on ATV Live “.


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International day of disabilities

Observance on International Day Of Person with Disabilities ” Archiving 17 Goals for the Future We Want ”

Seminar Organised by Saaya Association & Quaid E Azam Welfare Society.

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7th national wheelchair users cricket tournament

History of Sports for Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan:

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Meeting with lt gen malik zafar iqbal , hi (m), comd 10.

Formal meeting of Saaya Association of Person with Disabilities has been planned with COAS Gen Raheel Shareef today at GHQ. Due to current situation of the country he has to move away for some operational activities so he was kind enough to direct Lt Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal 

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Show independence spirits ” paint beyond limits “

Saaya Association Organised Inclusive Painting Competition among Children with & without Disabilities.

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Awareness session on disability at jatra village (mirpur).

HOPE welfare foundation and SAAYA association of persons with disabilities in collaboration with CBID NETWORK organized an awareness session on disability. Program was held at a village Jatra Mirpur AJK, where approximately 100 persons particularly Women with and without disabilities, parents of persons with disabilities participated.

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Training session with students

Saaya Association organized sessions of two days duration (1st & 2nd June 2016) , on disability and Independent living training for the internees of Fatima Jinnah Women University at Saaya office. These asession included awareness programs, peer-counseling session, attendant ship training.

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Wheelchair distribution ceremony

Saaya Association Islamabad organized wheelchairs distribution ceremony under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Network Pakistan. The ceremony was attended by persons with disabilities, parents and local community.

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Disability equality training

Pakistan is a developing country and youth in Pakistan makes up about 65% of its total. The Pakistani Youth has stepped on a train named as destiny that takes its passengers on the path towards development.

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National wheelchair user cricket tournament (coverage by kay-2 tv)

5TH All Pakistan National Bank wheelchair users Cricket Tournament 2014 organized by Saaya Association, Disabled Welfare Organization and Milestone Society for the Special Persons at Jinnah Sports Complex where all 6 teams from different cities of the country were participated.

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Ne day capacity building training workshop “inclusive gender, parity and empowerment”

Training on the topic of „Gender and Parity‟ was organized by Saaya Association of Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) and Sight Savers International at SAAYA office Islamabad under the umbrella of CBID Network Pakistan.

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Jil visits saaya

Peak leadership of Japan independent living council from japan and members of Disabled persons organization Milestone visited Saaya on Dec 1st 2015. It was a whole day visit where the whole delegation was briefed about the detailed activities of Saaya sharing the reports and documentations.

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Seminar on international day of person with disabilities at fju

This year the seminar on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December) Saaya Association Islamabad has organized a seminar in collaboration with Department of Behavioral Sciences, FJWU.

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Wheelchair distribution ceremony

Since the day Saaya was lauched, Assistive devices distribution has been one of the on-going services. We are well aware of the importance of a assistive device specifically a wheelchair in a disabled persons life. 

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Visit from japan embassy

A delegation from Japan embassy visited Saaya association on Oct 16 2015.

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Wheelchair distribution ceremony at islamabad.

Saaya Association Islamabad Has organized wheelchair Distribution ceremony at Pak Contenental Hotel Islamabad, supported by Dar-ul-Sakoon ( Karachi ).

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Wheelchairs distribution ceremony and disability awareness seminar at multan khurd tehsil talagung district chakwal

Saaya Association Islamabad has organized wheelchairs distribution ceremony supported by Dar-ul-Sakoon Karachi and disability awareness seminar in collaboration with MusahibKahil Youth wing at Multan Khurd Tehsil Talagung District Chakwal, under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Network Pakistan.

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Wheelchair assessment & counseling session at saaya office

Two days (19th & 20th June 2015) wheelchair assessment & counseling session of children with disabilities & their parents was organized at Saaya office Islamabad. 

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Attendant ship training of the staff members of saaya

One-day attendant ship training session to the staff of saaya was given by Mr.Hamid Mehmood at Saaya Office. He briefly described the history of attendant ship& the importance of personal care assistant service in the life of a person with severe disabilities.

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Session of disability awareness (dat) & evacuation training at telenor islamabad

Employees under the umbrella of CBID Network on the topic disability awareness & evacuation training. Climax of the story was to aware the Telenor staff about the equal rights in community and equality based institutional developments at all levels. 

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National wheelchair cricket tournament

6th All Pakistan National Wheelchair Cricket tournament was organized by Saaya Association (Islamabad), Milestone (Lahore) & DWA (Karachi) under the Umbrella of CBID Network in which 10 teams (including 2 teams of Women with disabilities) from different DPO’s participated. 

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Observance of international women day

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

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International disability day

On the occasion of 3rd December Saaya association in collaboration with other DPO’s from the different cities of Pakistan participated in a peace awareness walk under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development CBID network at Lahore.

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Awareness program at comsats university

On the occasion of International World disability day, Saaya Association and Comsats University have arranged an awareness program in Islamabad.Students were sensitized on the disability issues and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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Independent living training program ( group-4 )

Saaya association has organized various IL training program for PWDs with the support of Sightsavers International.

Independent Living training covers basic necessities awareness.

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Conversation with ceo saaya association

Little chat with Asim Zafar…

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Training on independent living and awareness session on disability & role of dpos for community mobilizer

The two days training session was conducted by Saaya Association at its office held on 17-18 Oct 2014. Mr.Sayyad Khan, President Sayyad welfare foundation from Mardan with his team visited Saaya Office to gain some more knowledge about working & capacity building of DPOs.

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Training of il & capacity building of dpo’s

The two days training was held from 16-17 Oct, 2014 on Independent Living & Capacity Building of Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) at Saaya Independent Living Center. The Participants from different DPO of Mardan has attended this training.

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World polio day celebrated by saaya association

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 99 percent of the world region is cleared of Polio but unfortunately Pakistan has still not been able to swipe it away. Most of the cases from Pakistan appear from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where the number of polio cases is recorded to be 142. 

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Training session with students

Saaya Association organized sessions of two weeks duration (8th to 22nd May 2014), on disability and Independent living training for the internees of Fatima Jinnah Women University at Saaya office. 

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Wheelchair distribution

We often take the ability to move in our home and community for granted. Mobility enhances a person’s ability to learn, interact with others, earn a living and participate in the community. Saaya Association of Person with Disabilities has distributed wheelchairs among the persons (children, women) with disabilities by the support of community. The honorable Chief Guest Mr. MustafainKazmi Member Environment graced the ceremony.

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Training workshop building capacity of newly established dpos at takht-i-bahi, mardan

Training Workshop Building Capacity Of Newly Established DPOs At Takht-I-Bahi, Mardan

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Saaya center for independent living

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Seminar on “role of women with disabilities in inclusive development”

The Seminar on National Day of Women with Disabilities was held on 17th July, 2014 at Hotel Pak continental Islamabad. Women with Disabilities attended the seminar. The main propose of this event to motivate and empower the society regarding the rights of women with disabilities. The leaders of women with disabilities shared their experience during the event.

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Wheelchairs & eid gift distribution ceremony

Saaya Association conducted a ceremony on 17th July, 2014 at Pak Continental Hotel, Islamabad, like every year, Saaya distributed free wheelchairs to the deserving disabled persons. A special tricycle was also arranged for an old man from Kahuta. This became possible only by the ‘toufeeq’ given by Almighty Allah to the team members and the co-operation of our worthy donors

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Counselling session with fj students

A Counseling session was conducted by Saaya Association in collaboration with Fatima Jinnah University was held from 1-5 May, 2014 at Saaya office for Persons with Disabilities.

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Flood relief activities

Allah help those who help themselves

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Awareness session on disability & role of dpos for community mobilizer

Awareness Session on Disability & Role of DPOs for Community Mobilizer from AID TO LEPROSY RWP on 27-28 May, 2014

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Sakura wheelchairs project visit to saaya association, islamabad

Saaya Association for persons with disabilities is serving persons with disabilities in Islamabad under the leadership of Mr. Asim Zafar for the last many years, the wheelchair repair unit is recently established with the support of Saito Kobo and Sakura Wheelchair Company where electric wheelchairs are repaired and distributed among persons with disabilities.

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International seminar on independent living and assistive technologies

International Seminar on Independent Living and Assistive Technologies held on 18th April, 2014 at COMSATS University, Islamabad

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Mobility workshop

Workshop for Manual & Electric wheelchairs maintenance, three wheel motorbike.

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Protest by saaya association and civil society against refusal of allocation of seats in assemblies and senate

The protest organized by Saaya Association and civil society under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development CBID Network throughout the country on 27th Feb, 2014 to express their disappointment from the current Government and showed their unity to refuse the consent of standing committee (Law & Justice).

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Personal care attendant service

Saaya intends to launch Personal Care Attendant Service for the Persons with disabilities who cannot afford such services. These services will be provided either free of cost or on highly subsidized charges,

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Livelihood project

Mr.Junaid is a disabled person, by birth. His sister is also disabled. They live in a small village in District Kahuta, near Rawalpindi.

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Counseling session for persons with disabilities, families and ccbs at tehsil sohawa district jhelum.


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Seminar on disability and development at quaid-i-azam university, islamabad

Saaya Association has organized seminar on Disability and Development with the theme of: for an inclusive society for all” held on 17th Dec, 2013 at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

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Seminar on disability & personal care attendant service on world polio day at hotel pak continental islamabad

Saaya Association organized a seminar to mark polio day on 24th October 2013 at Pak Continental Hotel Islamabad with the support CHEF International and ICCO under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Network Pakistan. 

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Wheelchairs & eid gift distribution ceremony

Saaya Association organized wheelchairs distribution ceremony in the month of Holy Ramadan on 5th August, 2013 at Pak Continental Hotel Islamabad with the support of community & Hotel Pak Continental under the umbrella of Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) Network Pakistan. 

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Naoko nisho san (general secretary jil) visited saaya association

Miss. Noako Nisho San (General Secretary of Japan Independent Living) visited Saaya Association Islamabad

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Disability awareness seminar

The awareness seminar on disability held on 10th June, 2013 at Nasheman School WahCantt for the teachers, parents and persons with disabilities.

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Three days disability equality training at battagram

Three days disability equality training (DET) was conducted by Saaya Association from 11-13 June, 2013 at Battagram supported by CHEF International for teachers, parents and persons with Disabilities.

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Consultation meeting- formation of disability act pakistan in the light of un-crpd at faisalabad

he Association of Women for Awareness and Motivation (AWAM) in collaboration with the Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID Network Pakistan) and the Highly Enthusiastic, Saaya Association and Educative Rights Association (HEERA) 

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Attendant ship training at saaya association islamabad

Attendant ship is an important part of Independent Living. That’s how we can engage our Severely Persons with Disabilities in Disability Movement.

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Understanding on disability awareness session for community worker at chukrali badhal gujar khan, punjab

Disability awareness session for Community Worker held on 18-19 June, 2013 at chukrali badhal Gujar Khan, Punjab organized by Saaya Association.

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Active citizens’ programme connected globally, engaged locally

The Saaya Association has organized Active Citizens’ two days training in collaboration with STEP, Active Citizens are young, empowered leaders who bring positive change in their communities through constructive social action. The Active Citizens programme promotes community cohesion and intercultural dialogue through civic engagement and volunteering.

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Cbit through independent living strategy at karachi independent living center gulistan-e-jauhar, karachi

The Community based inclusive training workshop through independent living strategy was organized from 28-30 April 2013 at Karachi Independent Living Center Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi CBID Sindh Secretariat. The workshop was attended by 50 persons with different disabilities with full active participation organized by the Disabled welfare Association and Saaya Association Islamabad

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Disability and inclusive development at bahria university

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Disability awareness seminar workshop at fatima jinnah women university

Saaya Association and Fatima Jinnah Women University jointly has organized Awareness Seminar/workshop on the topic of Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) 28th March, 2013 at Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi under the umbrella of CBID Network Pakistan.

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Disability awareness seminar

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons

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Independent living training program

Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect.

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Sensitization on disability issues & wheelchairs distribution

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Meeting with parliamentarians

The private member bill seeking amendments to Articles 50 and 59 of the Constitution for giving representation to the “disabled persons” in the National Assembly and the Senate had been moved by MNA Kishwar Zehra earlier.

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Disability awareness seminar & wheelchair distribution ceremony

Saaya Association has organized disability awareness seminar & Wheelchair distribution ceremony in the Holy month of Ramzan on 09th August, 2012 at Hotel Margala Islamabad. Eid gifts (set of clothes) were also distributed among the persons with disabilities.

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National day for person with disabilities

CHEF International has observed the National day of persons with disabilities since on the completion of one year since the ratification of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Representative of International and national NGOs and person with disabilities in large number participated in the seminar.

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Saaya’s leisure tour of naran valley

Saaya Association has organized recreational Tour of Naran from 13-15 July 2012 . This Tour especially designed for Persons with  disabilities and women with disabilities, everyone enjoyed a  lot. we are very thankful to everyone who supported this mega event.

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Disability & inclusive development with focus on accessibility & removal of barriers at islamabad

aaya Association has conducted a session on environmental, attitudinal barriers in the training of Disability and Inclusive Development with focus on Accessibility and Removal of barriers organized by CBM.

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Ccessibility audit & awareness campaign islamabad

Saaya Association has organized Accessibility Audit of Blue Area Market Islamabad on 9th May, 2012 supported by Sightsavers International. The main purpose of this exercise to change people’s attitude

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Disability awareness seminar at hitec university taxila cantt

The main purpose of this seminar is too aware the students about the problems, needs and rights of the persons with disabilities. Saaya and Adventure Social Welfare Society have organized Disability Awareness Seminar with the support of Sight-savers on 10th May, 2012 at HITEC University Taxila cantt. 

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Orientation workshop on disability issues

Saaya Association has organized with the support of Chef International Two days orientation workshop on Disability issues 11-12 May, 2012 in Charsada the 60 Teachers from different primary and secondary school participated from Charsada. On a very first day of workshop topics which were covered based on basic information like, 

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Community based inclusive development training workshop at community level at kalu khan swabi

Training is one of the most powerful tools for an individual to become an effective agent of change in both organizational and societal level.

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Saaya’s skill development center

Saaya Association has started computer lab and resource center for Persons with Disabilities in Saaya office Islamabad. This project seeks to build capacities of persons with disabilities and persons wit

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Community based inclusive training workshop through independent living strategy

Saaya Association has organised community based inclusive training workshop through independent living strategy from 1st to 3rd Feb, 2012 in Karachi in Collaboration with Disabled welfare Association and Asha supported by Sight-savers International. The 50 persons with disabilities from different DPO’s of Sindh participated actively.

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Walk and seminar on world disability day

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December,2011 aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political

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Saaya’s outreach program for persons with disabilities

Outreach is an umbrella term for a range of activities that have the end goal of promoting the sciences (both applied and natural) to the general public Saaya has organised outreach activity for the Saaya team on 10th December, 2011 in Murree.

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Disability awareness training for telenor employs (group-5)

Hum Qadam is a new initiative by Telenor Pakistan to contribute towards the better Pakistan. This initiative is working nation-wide, creating a sense of harmony and responsibility to pay our part for the country. This is helping

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Saaya association & telenor (group 3) humqadam activity

Telenor Pakistan (TP) is encouraging its employees to participate in volunteer activity under HumQadam program. Risk and Assurance Management department planned a HumQadam activity with Saaya Association. Saaya, Association of Persons with disabilities is a non-profit and cross disability as

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National wheelchair user cricket tournament

National Wheelchair Cricket Tournament 2011 (NWCCT) is one of the efforts to change people’s attitude towards Persons with Disabilities and to close the gap between the PWD’s and the soci

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Awareness walk on world polio day

Saaya Association, Shelf International and Rotary Club have organised Polio Awareness Walk to mark the world Polio Day 2011 on 24th Oct, 2011. Walk started from Islamabad Press club. Participants were carrying Banners which clearly giving message to community to save their children from endemic Polio Virus.

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Seminar “promoting the rights of persons with disabilities”

Our main focus is to work for the betterment of people’s attitudes towards persons with disabilities and enhance, promote access to their opportunities in all facets of life including the health sector, the

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Provision of assistive devices

Saaya association successfully distributed two hundred wheelchairs among the needy and deserving Persons with Disabilities on various occasions with the support of community and Sightsavers International.

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Disability awareness seminar & training

Youth is about 60% of our total population. Consultative meetings, workshops and seminars are very useful tools to make the youth aware about their roles and responsibilities toward society especially peop

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Disability awareness seminar

the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2010, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, 

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Seminar on ” make the right real “

Saaya has organized Seminar on disability “Make the Right Real” on 28th December, 2010 at COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CHAKSHAHZAD. The main purpose of the seminar was to provide students with maximum awareness about the Disability issues and persons with disabilities.

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Saaya association flood relief activity (phase 3)

By the grace of Allah Saaya team distributed relief items wheelchairs, White Cane, Food Items and Blankets successfully in Phase 3 among the disabled persons and their family in Charsada.

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Flood relief activity (phase 2)

Saaya team leaving for Nowshera on 4th September, 2010 for the distribution of packets comprised on Eid cloths, wheelchairs, crockery, kitchen accessories, dry food, milk, cooking oil, sugar, atta, in 2nd phase among the disabled person families.

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Flood relief activities (phase 1)

Saaya, Association of People with disabilities is a non-profit and cross disability association which supports people with disabilities (PWDs), enabling them to realize their full potential through new opportunities, personal choice, and community involvement. The association is working for improving the ultimate status with dignity of people with disabilities.

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Seminar on disability

Saaya has organized Seminar on the topic of disability on 17th June, 2010 at Fatima Jinnah University Rawalpindi. The main purpose of the seminars to give maximum awareness among the students about the Disability issues and persons with disabilities.

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Cbr training and disability awareness program

CBR Training and Disability awareness program about the disability has organised in the most vulnerable community on 13th April, 2010 in Mehra Ahuh (Golra), Islamabad for the persons with disability in an underprivileged community, Saaya Association goal is to improve quality of life and access to care and supports 

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National wheelchair user cricket tournament

National Wheelchair Cricket Tournament 2010 (NWCCT) is one of the efforts to change people’s attitude towards Persons with Disabilities and to close the gap between the PWDs and the society. This would help people know about the talent of PWDs and bring them out of their isolation. 

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International day of disability

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political

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